Remember how I wrote here that I was thinking about upgrading my camera? Well, I did it. I'm now the proud owner of a fabulous Canon 7D and spent the week getting acquainted with my new gear. I had planned to post some 34-week maternity self portraits today, but they all turned out either unflattering or a bit too revealing for public consumption. (Unfortunately, I can't fault the new camera for either issue...) Maybe I'll try again next week.
In the meantime, I thought I'd give an update on some of the artwork I'm collecting for Cricket's new bedroom. I'm realizing that decorating a "big-girl room" is a different undertaking from designing a newborn nursery. For the nursery, I collected things that were meaningful to Jeff and me. But our big girl now has a big personality filled with opinions and life experiences from which to draw. So here goes:
I found the 8x10 poster above by Yellow Button Studio on Pinterest and couldn’t resist. It’s a perfect fit since mountains play a big role in our lives and, of course, we think Cricket is amazing enough to move them.
I saw the print above with black text on the blog sfgirlbybay and knew the sentiment belonged on Cricket's wall; we are trying to raise her to be an adventurer alongside us. (You can buy the print here.) The aesthetics didn't quite jive with the rest of her room, so I decided to place the text on a photo of her with her dad that I snapped on Emerald Isle a few weeks ago. Voila:
The mountain poster and the above photo will hang next to each other in a collage format with a few additional and undetermined items. I'm also printing the photo below, Vibrant trail, which I shot last summer in Colorado (Cricket was just around the bend of the trail with Jeff), on a 20x30 canvas to hang above her second-hand, freshly painted blue dresser.
We still have a ways to go finish up the room, but I'll be excited to share the results with you in a few weeks!
I'm Julia Soplop, writer and photographer. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.
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